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in the connecticut school massacre. he left behind a chilling note. >> reporter: the christmas eve fire in western new york burned seven homes to the ground, but police say william spangler wanted to do much worse. he planned to burn down the entire neighborhood and "do what i like doing best, killing people." the 62-year-old shot at firefighters from a nearby bank. he killed two of them before taking his own life. police found his note and three guns, including a bushmaster rifle, similar to the weapon used m connecticut school shooting. >> he is a convicted felon. he had murdered his grandmother in 1980. he bludgeoned her to death with a hammer. >> reporter: he served 17 years in prison, and after being released moved in with his sisters. investigators found the body in the charred rubble of his home and believe it could be his sister's. the firehouse has opened up its private medical for the men killed. people are leaving behind mrourz flowers and notes of thanks to honor the firefighters who lost their lives. 19-year-old thomas was filling in for a married firefighter so they could spend chris
this holiday season in light of the newtown, connecticut, shooting. at one store, a couple of shoppers told us they're staying away from violent video games because there's too much violence in their community as it is. instead, they're focusing on educating kids about the games they play. >> parents and just the community, we really gotta tell our kids, that you know, it's just video games. you don't do this in real life, you know what i'm saying? i mean, don't take the video games too seriously. that's not real life. >> in a press conference yesterday, the nra said violent movies and video games, not guns, are largely to blame for mass shootings. >>> the final three funerals were held today for victims of the connecticut school massacre. seven-year-old josephine gay liked peanut butter and the color purple. anna marquez green was carried to the church where a thousand friends gathered. and family and friends of six- year-old emily parker wore her favorite color, pink, to her funeral. newtown's police chief and captain were among the first responders at sandy hook elementary school following
this morning. the latest is coming up in a second. from accuweather the story of the week, in connecticut, that tragedy. and one week after the massacre, how the nation will pause today and remember the victims as the debate over gun violence continues to intensify around the country. another somber occasion in what's been an extraordinarily somber week. >> for me it doesn't even feel like a week. >> no. and you can imagine in newtown, it doesn't feel anything like christmas should feel. just horribly sad. we'll bring you the latest coming up in a second. >>> also this morning, the people who are insisting that the end of the world is happening today, all this talk about the end of the mayan calendar has some people doing some rather drastic things. >> so far so good. we're looking all right. >> we're here. >> we'll see what the rest of the day brings. it's been fun in case we're not here later. >>> and later, if there is a later, simon cowell has a brand new reality of his own. something is going on behind the scenes and it involves someone very special. you will not believe who simon co
, family, f >>> three more funerals today for victims of the connecticut school shooting in ogden, utah they attended services for emily parker. he expressed no animosity toward the gunman. funerals also held in connecticut for 7-year-old josephine gay and 6-year-old an ma marquez green. some of hollywood's biggest celebrities are putting their faces and feelings into public service announcements to end gun violence. >> as a human being. >> for the children of sandy hook. >> demand a plan. >> no more lists of names. it's not too soon. >> it's too late. >> now is the time. >> before we all know someone who loved someone on that list. >> the demand a plan campaign came just hours after the nra news conference subjected arms guards in every american school. it's part of the larger national campaign of mayors against illegal guns. >>> there's the same sentiment behind a protest in san francisco today. gun control advocates held signs bearing the names of the young victims who died in the sandy hook school shooting. one by one, they laid down in justin herman plaza. the signs spelling out de
the economy? >>> and saying good-bye to the last of the connecticut school shootings victim. i'm brian hackney in for ann notarangelo tonight. a live picture right now of the twinkling lights of san francisco. but before dawn, we expect they'll be obscured by another wave of drenching rain. bringing the potential for more flooding. that's a fellow who is expecting to sandbag. that's what it looked like on the highways today. bands of showers are still popping up from san jose to san rafael. the next system is tapping a subtropical source, so it won't be as cold, but it will likely be wetter than the system we had today. it will certainly be windier, with gusts approaching 60 miles an hour. details in weather in a few minutes. >>> some north bay communities are watching the streams and lives closely. cbs 5 reporter elisa is at the creek. wait till you see how high floodwaters can reach there. >> reporter: this town has a history of flooding. this plaque shows how high the water got back in 2005 when the creek overflowed, flooding downtown. here's video back when that happened. the creek runs th
? >> jeff, thank you very much. >>> ten days after the connecticut school shooting, the debate over gun control continues after the national rifle association took questions for the first time since newtown. america's largest gun rights group says we don't need new laws. chip reid is in washington with that story. chip, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, jeff. the national rifle association was silent in the days following the tragedy in newtown. now it's speaking out and reigniteing an explosive debate over gun control. the nra says it will not budge from its longtime opposition to gun control, insisting the only thing that will stop school shootings is armed guards. >> if it's crazy to call for putting police and armed security in our school to protect our children, then call me crazy. i think the american people think it's crazy not to do it. it's the one thing that would keep people safe and the nra is going to try to do that. >> reporter: nra president david kean added that banning particular guns simply doesn't work. >> we had a so-called assault weapon
, connecticut, turns out sikorsky helicopters for the military but it's also producing scholars. workers taking advantage of an unusual job benefit. >> we pay all tuition. we pay books. >> reporter: that's right. united technologyies will help any employee get a college degree for free. >> as you tour the floor, the kinds of jobs we have training becomes very critical and skill is very relevant. >> reporter: to turbo charge that skill set, the ceo, louis chenevert says they have earned 30,000 degrees over 15 years. >> we have invested a billion dollars in our employees. we just celebrated this big milestone. >> reporter: how much did united technologies pay for your education? >> i don't know. >> you don't even know? >> i don't know. i don't know. >> because you never saw a bill for it? >> exactly. >> reporter: business development manager yelitza forte is part of the first generation of her family to go to college. she got her mba without paying a dime. >> my parents could not believe it. you have to find friends. >> reporter: at the nearby plant also owned b
in the newtown, connecticut, school shooting. two firefighters were killed. seven homes across the water behind me were lost in the fire. investigators searching the crime scene are looking for any clues as to why the gunman did this. spangler had violent pass. he spent 17 years in prison for killing his grand mother with a hammer. he moved back in 1998, sharing this home with his sister. investigators found a body in his home and believe it may have been his sister. >> we believe it may have met foul play, programs by spangler. >> reporter: at the firehouse h con dole lenses and letters of support continue to pour in around the world and two families are forced to spend christmas making funeral arrangements. >> that's terrible. >>> some young victims got a special house call this christmas. lionel shafaro put on and red suit and went around brooklyn donating toys to people who were displaced by sandy. >> i can't imagine how that would have been. if somebody took their toys away. >> reporter: he give present to about 150 kids. friends and volunteers donated thousands more. the toys will be deli
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